Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 1996;36(2):447-451.
Enteric pythiosis in a Jindo dog
Yong-sung Sohn1, Dae-yong Kim1, Oh-kyeong Kweon1, Il-bok Seo2
1College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
2Department of Oriental Medicine, Semyung University
진도개의 장에서 발생한 pythium증의 증례보고
손용성1, 김대용1, 권오경1, 서일복2
1서울대학교 수의과대학
2세명대학교 한의학과
A case of enteric pythiosis in the jejunum is reported in a 28-month-old, male Jindo dog. Grossly, a 20cm segment of the cranial jejunal wall was markedly thickened to a thickness of 10cm and the lumen was narrowed. Histological examination of the jejunum reveals transmurally affected multifocal to coalescing granulomatous inflammation. The granulomatous foci were composed of a necrotic center with neutrophilic infiltration and occasionally non-parallel, branching, septate hyphae surrounded by numerous epithelioid macrophages, multinucleated giant cells, lymphocytes and fibrosis. Multinucleated giant cells occasionally contain fragment of hyphae. The diagnosis was based on light microscopical studies and positive PAS and immunostaining for Pythium insidiosum. This is believed to be the first reported case of canine enteric pythiosis in Korea.
Key Words: Pythiosis, intestine, canine, immunohistochemistry

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